Period
to 17 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Surrey
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 170 181
Rank change year-on-year +15 +11 +48
Permanent jobs citing Games 50 68 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.23% 1.29% 1.32%
As % of the General category 3.64% 3.33% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 40 64 72
Surrey median annual salary £65,000 £45,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% +16.13% -13.89%
10th Percentile £46,125 £27,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Surrey
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,372 2,045 2,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 33.67% 38.88% 40.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,027 1,632 1,790
Surrey median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £29,165 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Surrey

Games
Salary Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Surrey.

Salary trend for Games in Surrey

Games
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Surrey over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Games in Surrey

Games
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 17 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +28 35 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Camberley +1 6 £65,000 +26.83%
Staines -2 3 £85,000 +41.67% 1
Leatherhead -2 2 £60,000 +140.00%
Woking -17 1 £57,500 +76.92% 1
Weybridge -21 1 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Redhill - 1 £82,500 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Games.

1 19 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (32.00%) Analytics
3 14 (28.00%) Linux
4 12 (24.00%) SQL
4 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) NoSQL
4 12 (24.00%) Machine Learning
4 12 (24.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 11 (22.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 11 (22.00%) .NET
5 11 (22.00%) C#
5 11 (22.00%) C++
6 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (20.00%) Game Development
6 10 (20.00%) Big Data
6 10 (20.00%) Data Analytics
6 10 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
6 10 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
7 9 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (18.00%) RESTful
7 9 (18.00%) C
7 9 (18.00%) Python
7 9 (18.00%) TDD
8 8 (16.00%) Web Design
8 8 (16.00%) Windows
8 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (16.00%) Adobe
8 8 (16.00%) Node.js
8 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Serverless
2 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.00%) AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 2 (4.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Azure
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (4.00%) Firewall
3 2 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.00%) IPsec
4 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) VLAN
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) NoSQL
2 10 (20.00%) Big Data
3 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (8.00%) Publishing
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Games Artist
2 7 (14.00%) Development Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Java Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Java Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Incident Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
3 9 (18.00%) AngularJS
3 9 (18.00%) RESTful
4 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.00%) Node.js
5 6 (12.00%) Web Services
6 5 (10.00%) .NET Core
7 4 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (6.00%) DirectX
8 3 (6.00%) OpenGL
8 3 (6.00%) OpenGL ES
8 3 (6.00%) Vulkan
8 3 (6.00%) WCF
9 2 (4.00%) React
9 2 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
10 1 (2.00%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (16.00%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (16.00%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.00%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) e-Health
5 1 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) CentOS
4 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (32.00%) Analytics
3 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) Machine Learning
3 12 (24.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 11 (22.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 10 (20.00%) Data Analytics
5 10 (20.00%) Game Development
6 9 (18.00%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (18.00%) TDD
7 8 (16.00%) Big Data Analytics
7 8 (16.00%) Prototyping
7 8 (16.00%) Time Management
7 8 (16.00%) Typography
7 8 (16.00%) Web Design
8 7 (14.00%) Fintech
8 7 (14.00%) Microservices
8 7 (14.00%) OO
9 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) C#
2 11 (22.00%) C++
3 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.00%) C
4 9 (18.00%) Python
5 7 (14.00%) Java
6 4 (8.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (12.00%) Ansible
3 4 (8.00%) logstash
4 3 (6.00%) Kibana
5 1 (2.00%) QRadar
5 1 (2.00%) RSA Security Analytics
5 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Adobe
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) CommVault
4 1 (2.00%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.00%) Dell KACE
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Perforce
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.00%) Sophos
4 1 (2.00%) Splunk